Heineken Champions Cup: Round 5 Talking Points

Conor Murray

As this year's Pool stages draws to a close, there was much to play for in another absorbing round of European fixtures....   Masterful Munster deliver devastating statement of intent Given their history and pedigree in this competition, many people will have been foolish to write off Munster's chances of European success this

Best of the Weekend: Edinburgh bag historic away win in Toulon

Richard Cockerill

Okay let’s be honest here, Toulon are pretty awful at the moment, they’re bottom of Pool 5 and 11th in the French Top14. However, on a European night and at the Stade Mayol a lot of people would still be reluctant to back Edinburgh against the former three times Champions.

European Challenge Cup 2018/19: Round 5 Predictions

Challenge Cup

Here are my predictions for this weekend's Challenge Cup matches, featuring hotly-anticipated matches such as the Dragons v Timosoara Saracens. Perpignan v Bordeaux It's a dead rubber, but could this be Perpignan's first win of the season in all competitions? Exciting. Perpignan by 2 La Rochelle v Zebre The Italians are on

Three rugby pet peeves

goode

At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old man, ranting from his armchair, we all have a few things that irk us far more than they should. Not least in sport; usually a source of so much joy, little, often inconsequential, bits of gameplay can inexplicably make the blood

Rugby Predictions for 2019

Rugby Predictions

Fresh from an extended Christmas break spent polishing my oval-shaped crystal ball, here are some predictions for who will win what in the year ahead. What do you think? Six Nations Winner: Ireland Runner-up: England Wooden Spoon: Italy After an incredible year in 2018 that included a Six Nations Grand Slam, Ireland remain the team to